Monday, August 18, 2008

Roses & Acorns

Now that my enthusiastic support for Michael Phelps has succeeded in helping him win those eight gold medals, I can return to thinking about other important things like tea parties (I've got one coming up in a week) and decorating for the golden season that's just around the corner. When my mom and I went antiquing last weekend (the Rome/Adairsville area), I found THE perfect platter for fall teas. It's a nice size, about 9 x 13 inches, and it features the roses I so love intermingled with the oak leaves and acorns of fall.

This platter has an interesting edge treatment. It's got an iridescent green finish (which is hard to photograph, I learned), but it looks like leaves were somehow stenciled onto the edge. Can you see them? I hope so, because I think they're really pretty.

There's some crazing too, but no chips or cracks, so I'll probably use this for serving scones or madeleines.

Perhaps I was just weary of summer, but I definitely had other seasons on the brain during that shopping jaunt. I rarely buy anything with red in it, but this small teapot was just $3 and said "Christmas decor" to me.

Closer to home (Gail's Antiques in Senoia), I found this sweet pink teacup and saucer with roses. It's not like I *needed* another pink teacup and saucer, but when I find a really pretty one for a good price, I just look at it as stocking my future tearoom!


Sandra said...

Enjoyed your presentation at Kiwanis last Thursday morning. I have tea parties now and then with both a grandson and granddaughter; they love little sandwiches and even give the "lukewarm" tea a try. Come back and be with again soon.

Sandra Kennedy

Denise ~ Charleston, South Carolina. said...

What beautiful finds! I'm partial to the pink roses teacup. When I started collecting teacups, I narrowed it down to those with pink roses. They are so pretty, aren't they?

Ginger said...

Your new platter is beautiful. Enjoy!

parTea lady said...

The platter is lovely and would make a really pretTea presentation for scones, etc.

I know what you mean about the pink rose teacups. I found an Allyn Nelson with pink roses and lilac and couldn't resist it, especially at the yard sale price.

Bernideen said...

All cute stuff!


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